Two Summer Camp School Buses Involved in Crash with Semi-Trailer Dump Truck on Buckley Road Near River Road, Libertyville — Apparent Minor Injuries

Map School bus crash Libertyville Thursday August 1, 2019
Map School bus crash Libertyville Thursday August 1, 2019

Libertyville police and firefighter/paramedics and Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded about 11:05 a.m. Thursday August 1, 2019 to report of a crash involving two school buses and a semi-trailer dump truck on Buckley Road near River Road in Libertyville.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reported that approximately 17 children were transported to a local hospital with injuries initially believed to be non-life-threatening after the crash. The children were being transported by the two buses as part of a program connected to the North Suburban YMCA summer camp in Northbrook.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office at about 11:15 a.m. alerted drivers to avoid the area of Route 137 and River Road because of

Approximately 70 students were evaluated by paramedics at the scene, and about 17 taken to an area hospital, according to the sheriff’s office. The number of patients evaluated and transported required Libertyville Fire Department to activate an EMS Box Alarm at 11:11 a.m.

The EMS Box Alarm was elevated to a Second Alarm at 11:25 a.m. and a Third Alarm at 11:39 a.m.

Buckley Road was closed Thursday afternoon between Route 21 and St Marys Road during investigation of the crash.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office told parents, “DO NOT COME TO THE SCENE” on Facebook and Twitter. Parents were also advised that arrangements were being made to bring the students back to camp. Parents were told to call 847-272-7250 for more information.




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Map School bus crash Libertyville Thursday August 1, 2019
Map School bus crash Libertyville Thursday August 1, 2019